Posted on 
Aug 3

Finance Administrator

Want to help change how the world is fed?

Higher Steaks was founded to transform the global food system by making delicious and nutritious food – from animal cells and plants. We are pioneering the development of cultivated meat to solve some of the world’s growing challenges in health, sustainability and animal welfare. We're a purpose, science and engineering-driven company dedicated to creating breakthrough technologies that will push the boundaries of what’s possible – delivering innovations that benefit people, the planet and animals.

Our brilliant team are experts in their respective fields, drawn from around the world. We’re passionate, curious, innovative and at the forefront of the ground-breaking work being done in this exciting and rapidly growing sector. Higher Steaks is a well-funded biotech company; we’ve experienced spectacular growth over the last few years and continue to accelerate every month.
We expect to be tripling our headcount this year so this is a great time to join us and solve one of the most important challenges we face today!

The role

The Finance Administrator will be our first dedicated finance hire, who will take on the responsibility for the day-to-day finances and business admin for the company.

The finance team will continue to take shape in the coming years, so we have every expectation that this is a role which could offer long-term career progression and development opportunities.

We are willing to consider both full-time or part-time (3 or 4 days per week) arrangements. Our office and state-of-the-art laboratory and production facilities are in Cambridge and we would want our Finance Administrator to be there at least part of the time, but this position can be part remote.

What you’ll be doing:
- Invoicing, PO consolidation and administration of online banking
- Reconciling/analysing credit card and petty cash payments
- Tracking company spending against the project and departmental budgets
- Ensuring payments are processed in a timely manner, with appropriate controls and within authorized limits, reconcile discrepancies and deal with invoice and payment queries and unpaid invoices in order to maintain good client/supplier relationships
- Liaising and working effectively with our third-party partner company accountants who currently support a number of our core finance and accounting processes
- Participating in finance meetings, tracking actions
- General business/admin and communications, such as organising contracts with suppliers outside of the laboratory requirements
- Improving financial controls and processes within the business – suggest changes/improvements
- Updating financial records/spreadsheets and maintaining historical records
- Maintaining the company’s integrity by keeping information confidential and complying with Data Protection requirements
- Dealing with ad-hoc requests from colleagues
- Supporting audits and VAT analysis and returns

What we think you’ll need:

Alongside the skills and experience to carry out the above responsibilities, you will have:
- Significant experience with procurement and accounts, including bookkeeping, KPI tracking and preparation of financial reports
- High attention to detail and a strong commitment to quality and consistency
- Good core IT skills and proficiency with standard office software/tech
- A positive ‘can do’ attitude, willing to be flexible and accept new challenges
- The ability to work with a degree of autonomy, solve problems and come up with new ideas and better ways of doing things
- Great relationship-building skills and an ability to work effectively with colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds and careers

We’d love it if you also have:
- Experience in preparing quarterly filings and/or monthly performance reports
- Experience of working in a small, fast-growing organisation
- Experience in the Biotech, Pharma, Manufacturing, CPG or other science/technology-led sectors
- Good working knowledge of ordering databases

We welcome applications both from candidates who have an accountancy or other financial qualification, or those who have gained equivalent relevant financial experience in either the private sector or in public or voluntary organisations.

Reward:
Alongside a competitive base salary all our people get these benefits:
- Flexible hours
- Share options
- Quizzes and other fun team activities
- Enhanced parental leave pay
- Cycle-to-work scheme and gym membership
- "Make your work life easier" annual stipend
- Snacks, fruits, tea, coffee and more!

Closing date for applications:29th August 2022 - but please apply sooner as we will interview good candidates as we see them.

Higher Steaks recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability, age, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and HigherSteaks Limited retains the discretion to modify.

Description

Want to help change how the world is fed?

Higher Steaks was founded to transform the global food system by making delicious and nutritious food – from animal cells and plants. We are pioneering the development of cultivated meat to solve some of the world’s growing challenges in health, sustainability and animal welfare. We're a purpose, science and engineering-driven company dedicated to creating breakthrough technologies that will push the boundaries of what’s possible – delivering innovations that benefit people, the planet and animals.

Our brilliant team are experts in their respective fields, drawn from around the world. We’re passionate, curious, innovative and at the forefront of the ground-breaking work being done in this exciting and rapidly growing sector. Higher Steaks is a well-funded biotech company; we’ve experienced spectacular growth over the last few years and continue to accelerate every month.
We expect to be tripling our headcount this year so this is a great time to join us and solve one of the most important challenges we face today!

The role

The Finance Administrator will be our first dedicated finance hire, who will take on the responsibility for the day-to-day finances and business admin for the company.

The finance team will continue to take shape in the coming years, so we have every expectation that this is a role which could offer long-term career progression and development opportunities.

We are willing to consider both full-time or part-time (3 or 4 days per week) arrangements. Our office and state-of-the-art laboratory and production facilities are in Cambridge and we would want our Finance Administrator to be there at least part of the time, but this position can be part remote.

What you’ll be doing:
- Invoicing, PO consolidation and administration of online banking
- Reconciling/analysing credit card and petty cash payments
- Tracking company spending against the project and departmental budgets
- Ensuring payments are processed in a timely manner, with appropriate controls and within authorized limits, reconcile discrepancies and deal with invoice and payment queries and unpaid invoices in order to maintain good client/supplier relationships
- Liaising and working effectively with our third-party partner company accountants who currently support a number of our core finance and accounting processes
- Participating in finance meetings, tracking actions
- General business/admin and communications, such as organising contracts with suppliers outside of the laboratory requirements
- Improving financial controls and processes within the business – suggest changes/improvements
- Updating financial records/spreadsheets and maintaining historical records
- Maintaining the company’s integrity by keeping information confidential and complying with Data Protection requirements
- Dealing with ad-hoc requests from colleagues
- Supporting audits and VAT analysis and returns

What we think you’ll need:

Alongside the skills and experience to carry out the above responsibilities, you will have:
- Significant experience with procurement and accounts, including bookkeeping, KPI tracking and preparation of financial reports
- High attention to detail and a strong commitment to quality and consistency
- Good core IT skills and proficiency with standard office software/tech
- A positive ‘can do’ attitude, willing to be flexible and accept new challenges
- The ability to work with a degree of autonomy, solve problems and come up with new ideas and better ways of doing things
- Great relationship-building skills and an ability to work effectively with colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds and careers

We’d love it if you also have:
- Experience in preparing quarterly filings and/or monthly performance reports
- Experience of working in a small, fast-growing organisation
- Experience in the Biotech, Pharma, Manufacturing, CPG or other science/technology-led sectors
- Good working knowledge of ordering databases

We welcome applications both from candidates who have an accountancy or other financial qualification, or those who have gained equivalent relevant financial experience in either the private sector or in public or voluntary organisations.

Reward:
Alongside a competitive base salary all our people get these benefits:
- Flexible hours
- Share options
- Quizzes and other fun team activities
- Enhanced parental leave pay
- Cycle-to-work scheme and gym membership
- "Make your work life easier" annual stipend
- Snacks, fruits, tea, coffee and more!

Closing date for applications:29th August 2022 - but please apply sooner as we will interview good candidates as we see them.

Higher Steaks recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability, age, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and HigherSteaks Limited retains the discretion to modify.

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